The inauguration. At last.

„Hallelujah for knowledge and for the honor of language and ideas. And books. For Jefferson’s glorious library full of Cicero and Spinoza and Aeschylus and Thomas More and books on bees and trees and hapsichords all intact in the Library of Congress. For the stately rare books reading room in the library. And for the stately, plump tassel hanging on the rich crimson curtain near the people who work and study here.“

„Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author and designer. (…) “And the Pursuit of Happiness,” about American democracy, will appear on the last Friday of each month.“

(via Gerds Gezwitscher)